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California Debt Blog

California Debt Blog

Provides information and advice about debt collection, dealing with debt collectors, and how to protect yourself from the tactics of the debt collection industry. By Jonathan G. Stein.

http://www.californiadebtblog.com/
  • May 9

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue

    Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Continue
    I previously wrote about Jim Puzzanghera of the LA Times and his a great story on debt collection tactics. Jim's first paragraph tells the story of most people these days: "Hard economic times have helped push millions of Americans…
  • Apr 18

    I co-signed for a loan. What is my liability?

    I co-signed for a loan. What is my liability?
    Question: I co-signed for a friend for a loan. She stopped making payments. I am now getting calls from the creditor. Am I responsible? A: Yes, you are responsible. The creditor can sue you for the full amount of the...
  • Apr 11

    Why you should demand validation of a debt

    Why you should demand validation of a debt
    Whenever you are contacted by a debt collector, the initial letter from the debt collector will state that you have the right to request validation of the debt within 30 days. Even a debt collector like Persolve, Midland Funding, CACH,...
Rank this Week: 1225

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
Rank this Week: 1194

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy. By Rust, Armenis & Schwartz.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy

    Social Security Benefits and Bankruptcy
    In Northern California families are continuing to struggle with the economy.
  • Oct 30

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    Many individuals in Northern California have significantly reduced their consumer debt in the past several years. This is not the case for those, however, who have student loan debts.
  • Oct 29

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy

    Spendthrift Trust Assets in Bankruptcy
    Families considering bankruptcy in Northern California often have questions regarding the impact a bankruptcy will have on a family trust.
Rank this Week: 1123

Real Divorce Mediation

Real Divorce Mediation

By Debra Synovec.

http://www.wholemediation.com/rdmblog/
  • May 15

    Curiosity Is Everything

    Curiosity Is Everything
    John Medina points out in Brain Rules that curiosity is everything. Curious mind.  Cpen mind.  Responsive mind.  All three advance your divorce settlement conversations.
  • May 2

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?

    How Many Mediators Does It Take?
    The 17th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, an outstanding event sponsored by the Washington Law School Foundation ,the
  • Apr 25

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce

    Mediation Is Better Process for Divorce
    Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Gloria Steinem, author and activist, famous for the Women’s Liberation Movement, speak at a fundraising luncheon for the YWCA.  She spoke in part about how empowerment starts with the least…
Rank this Week: 1216

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers…

Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers Blog

Covers debt collection, credit reports, and foreclosure defense.

http://www.micreditlawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1357

DePaolo's Work Comp World

DePaolo's Work Comp World

Thoughts and impressions regarding the workers' compensation industry throughout the United States including all state systems. By David J. DePaolo.

http://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    Perils of Non-Subscription

    Perils of Non-Subscription
    Though a lot of us have been crowing about the benefits of good non-subscriber plans, they are not without risk to the employer, some of the same issues with fair treatment and delivery of benefits still apply as in standard workers'…
  • Sep 17

    Walking A Highline

    Walking A Highline
    The tension between social responsibility and financial gain that is the workers' compensation insurance industry is reflected in the latest California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau's data report.Lower frequency and continued…
  • Sep 16

    Monopoly Part Deux

    Monopoly Part Deux
    Yesterday was an exploration on monopolies and workers' compensation - it was my conclusion that competition is what makes workers' compensation inefficient.Many have taken exception to that statement, understandably, because it defies…
Rank this Week: 1504

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    It Can Happen To You

    It Can Happen To You
    Just about a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a post titled “It Can’t Happen To Me.” In it, I talked about the attitude I run into repeatedly, one that seems to be now as ingrained as the idea that people gotta breathe,…
  • Sep 7

    Let’s Make a Deal: the Joy of the Old “In-and-Out”

    Let’s Make a Deal: the Joy of the Old “In-and-Out”
    I’ve said before that I hate plea bargains. I think they should be illegal. They have become little more than a bludgeon that puts too many innocent people in jail, or prison, and imprisons even too many guilty people for longer…
  • Aug 24

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    A post this morning on “Thinking Like a Lawyer” snapped me to attention. It was perfect in so many ways, but one part in particular told me what I was writing about this morning. I write this blog for a couple of reasons. The…
Rank this Week: 1260

HOA Law Blog

HOA Law Blog

News, editorial comment and legal information for California community associations. By SwedelsonGottlieb.

http://www.hoalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1420

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Playground Injuries: When It Is More than an Everyday Childhood Stumble

    Playground Injuries: When It Is More than an Everyday Childhood Stumble
    If asked to point to a scene that truly defines the word “joy,” we’d be hard-pressed to find a better image than that of children at play on a playground. On the playground, the kid next to you can become your best friend,…
  • Sep 16

    Wrong-Way Accidents, Catastrophic Consequence

    Wrong-Way Accidents, Catastrophic Consequence
    Picture yourself driving along a highway, a high-speed roadway with a physical median, a route you know by heart. Traffic is light and you may have wearied of seeing yet another bumper sticker, more brake lights, but you are still unprepared…
  • Sep 15

    Health Care Fraud Targets Back Pain Care

    Health Care Fraud Targets Back Pain Care
    Readers of this blog know that health care fraud steals billions from federal and state governments each year. The financial impact ultimately reaches all taxpaying Americans and anyone who uses our health care system, whether or not they…
Rank this Week: 1527

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident
    Nursing homes in California should take note of the negative publicity surrounding elder abuse and assisted-living facilities in our state.  A recent article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel described serious nursing home abuse…
  • Sep 10

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse
    A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported on an attorney in the northern California area who was charged with financial elder abuse.  At the Walton Law Firm, we take elder financial abuse very seriously.  As…
  • Sep 3

    Behind the Medicare Star Rating System

    Behind the Medicare Star Rating System
    History of the Star Rating System A recent New York Times article discussed the danger of trusting the Medicare star rating system, providing as an example a five-star nursing home facility in California with a history of elder…
Rank this Week: 1364

California Public Agency Labor and…

California Public Agency Labor and Employment Blog

By Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.

http://www.calpublicagencylaboremploymentblog.com
Rank this Week: 1493

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
Rank this Week: 1452

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
  • Aug 25

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention
    In Online Terms can be Binding, even if You don’t have to Click!, I compared the enforceability of clickwrap and browsewrap agreements. This post discusses Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 1351

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1476

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1515

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Features news and commentary on current issues in the law of personal and business bankruptcy. By Macdonald & Associates.

http://www.calbk.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Prpgram

    Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Prpgram
    At the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum's annual gathering of bankruptcy judges and attorneys on Thursday, Iain A. Macdonald was honored by the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP) for the following achievements in the past year:Most…
  • Sep 10

    Reno Fernandez Speaking on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at State Bar Annual Meeting

    Reno Fernandez Speaking on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at State Bar Annual Meeting
    We are proud to announce that Reno Fernandez will be speaking on chapter 11 bankruptcy cases tomorrow, kicking off the 87th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California with its first program, namely "Chapter 11 in a Nutshell."
  • Aug 29

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be

    Involuntary Bankruptcy: It's Somewhere Debtors Do Not Want To Be
    Reno Fernandez is pleased to host a panel of bankruptcy judges and attorneys to speak on involuntary bankruptcy cases over lunch at the City Club for the BASF Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. …
Rank this Week: 1436

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Sep 12

    LA Court Update

    LA Court Update
    More than a year after closing most of the LA Superior Court's ADR program, in conjunction with consolidating and closing courtrooms around the county and other cutbacks, how is the court faring? For all the predictions of disaster, it seems…
  • Sep 7

    Truth, justice and peace

    Truth, justice and peace
    It being a weak weekend for new movies, we decided to settle for The November Man, a grade B thriller starring Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, a retired CIA agent who is lured out of his comfortable life in Lausanne to perform…
  • Aug 24

    Philosophy

    Philosophy
    An entertaining new book on philosophy (who would have thought there could be such a thing) called Plato at the Googleplex, transports Plato to various settings in our modern world, and attempts to show that we are still grappling, or should…
Rank this Week: 1353

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    How to Write an Employment Contract

    How to Write an Employment Contract
    An employment contract can be a useful tool to protect your business while providing clarity and structure for your employees. An effective agreement should clearly spell out the terms of both employment and termination. In this post we'll…
  • Sep 12

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement
    In a previous blog post we briefly talked about operating agreements. This topic is important enough to merit further examination. We'll specifically look at what you need to include in an operating agreement for an LLC. The Purpose of an…
  • Aug 29

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D
    There are a number of ways to fund a startup. We've all heard about loans, grants and crowdfunding but new rules from the SEC will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital. In this post we're going to look at changes to "Regulation…
Rank this Week: 1481

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
  • Sep 10

    Tips for Better Presenting Photographs in Court - Michael Kelleher

    Tips for Better Presenting Photographs in Court - Michael Kelleher
    Michael Kelleher This article was first published by Michael Kelleher on the Cogent Legal Blog at cogentlegal.com/blog/2014/08/tips-for-photographs-in-court Well-presented photographs are powerful tools for litigators. In this post,…
  • Sep 9

    Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

    Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning
    Learn from Zsa Zsa’s Family Conservatorship Feud Anyone who has a lot of money and gets married nine times (as legendary actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has) can expect a family fight or two about...
  • Sep 9

    Legal Writing Tip: Get Active in Your Editing; Eliminate Passive Voice

    Legal Writing Tip: Get Active in Your Editing; Eliminate Passive Voice
    One of my chief editing tips is to read your document repeatedly, each time scanning for only one thing – excessive commas, unnecessary capitalization, throat-clearing, etc. The first scan should probably be devoted to eliminating…
Rank this Week: 1445

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1490

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
  • Jul 1

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
    California's minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour today (a 12.5% increase), and will rise again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016 (a further 11.1% increase). California employers must pay the higher of the applicable federal,…
  • May 25

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased

    DIY Legal Mistakes Haunt Deceased
    A recent Forbes article highlights three recent cases where do-it-yourself legal planning and failure to follow through on the details resulted in unintended postmortem consequences:[L]egal mistakes made during a lifetime can create a mess at…
Rank this Week: 1241

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Brand Ventures IP Law Blog

Covers trademarks, brands, and relevant issues such as valuation, protection, registration, and emerging promotional platforms.

http://brandventures.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 9

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME

    The TTAB Trademark Tally: BIG CAT & the Benefits of FAME
    Caterpillar Inc. may not be as recognizable as the most famous Hollywood Celebrities, but who says fame can't have its benefits for heavy machinery companies as well. News out of Alexandria, Virginia this past week with the TTAB issuing an…
  • Sep 4

    Sports and Branding: The Anatomy of The JOHNNY FOOTBALL Branding and Trademark Strategy

    Sports and Branding: The Anatomy of The JOHNNY FOOTBALL Branding and Trademark Strategy
    Over the past several years, the proliferation of trademark filings by athletes and their personal management companies has reflected a growing trend in sports branding that has athletes increasingly taking control of the mechanisms that make…
  • Sep 3

    The Brand News Report (Vol. II)

    The Brand News Report (Vol. II)
    ALS Association Withdraws "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE" Trademark Applications (USPTO) Amid Backlash  Dish Network's NUTV Trademark Teases Upcoming Internet TV ServiceRGII Makes Fun of His Trademarked Phrases in New TV CommercialDisney in Legal…
Rank this Week: 1503

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship
    California is poised to join the majority of its sister states in adopting a uniform law designed to promote interstate cooperation on the subject of adult conservatorship proceedings. In May, the California Senate passed SB-940, a bill that…
  • Sep 4

    Leaving a Legacy or Financial Abuse of the Elderly?

    Leaving a Legacy or Financial Abuse of the Elderly?
    Many people use their estate plan to “leave a legacy.” A common example of this is making a gift to a charitable organization as part of a last will and testament. A person might, for instance, leave a gift to a university with…
  • Aug 31

    Medi-Cal and “Estate Recovery”

    Medi-Cal and “Estate Recovery”
    An estate is not only responsible for distributing property after your death. It must also pay any valid debts to the extent your assets allow. Medical debts are a common expense most estates must pay. And if the deceased received health care…
Rank this Week: 1288

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory…

Insurance Litigation & Regulatory Law Blog

Covers case law, regulation and legislation affecting the insurance industry. By Barger & Wollen LLP.

http://www.insurancelitigationregulatorylaw.com
  • Sep 5

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP

    Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP
    Barger & Wolen partner David McMahon was quoted in a Law360 article, Deepwater Horizon Ruling Places $18b Bull's-Eye on BP subscription required), on September 4, 2014, about U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier’s ruling which found…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Jul 21

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Esquenazi decision interprets the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    By David McMahon and Robert G. Levy Companies doing business internationally no doubt have heard about the rise in claims brought by government agencies against companies and individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our…
Rank this Week: 1512

California Condo & HOA Law…

California Condo & HOA Law Blog

Covers affordable housing, elections, collections, boards and committees. By Beth Grimm.

http://communityassociations.net/cacondoguru/
  • Sep 3

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…

    AB 1738- re: MEET AND CONFER in California Should be Stopped…Here’s Why…
    Boy, a lot of people generate a lot of work and energy promoting and opposing bills in Sacramento. I have a lot of respect for the groups that are working to protect HOAs and to try and minimize costs for Associations where possible, and am…
  • Jul 24

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?

    Agenda, Who’s In Charge in Your HOA?
    Who sets the Agenda for meetings in your HOA? Membership meetings? Board Meetings? Committee Meetings? Do you know? Do you care? You will if there is something you as a director want to on the Agenda and you run up against a roadblock. Why…
  • Jul 23

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem

    Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
    I did 6 telephone consultations with owners the past 3 days. They all paid my fee, and felt better after talking with me. 3 were able to resolve their issues with their associations/managers -once they understood their options and the…
Rank this Week: 1409

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1287

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • Jul 16

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination

    A Major Sacramento Healthcare Provider is Sued for Disability Discrimination
    A major health care provider Dialysis Clinic Inc. was sued for disability discrimination this week by EEOC. The lawsuit has been filed in the Eastern District Court in Sacramento. The plaintiff Francisca Lee had worked at the…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"

    Unemployment Benefits - Not Signing PIP/Warning is No Longer "Misconduct"
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
  • Jul 6

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed

    Unemployment Appeals - A Trouble Decision Re Misconduct Reversed
    This week, the California Supreme Court reversed a prior troubling decision where one appellate court held that an employee's refusal to sign an acknowledgment form that he received a warning or PIP notice is misconduct within the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 1424

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 1509

Los Angeles Probate and Trust…

Los Angeles Probate and Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers estates, probate and trust administration in California. By Jan Morrison.

http://www.losangelesprobateandtrustlawyer.com/
  • May 10

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 2

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 2
    Although, joint tenancy will avoid probate, holding property as joint tenants may also have adverse and unexpected consequences. First, a little primer on basis to understand what is meant when we speak about your basis in property.…
  • Apr 19

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 1

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 1
    Many couples in California, married or not, hold title of their real property as joint tenants. I find this is mainly the result of not consulting a legal professional when purchasing the property. The property sales paperwork they receive…
  • Apr 7

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?
    I was out to dinner the other night and overheard a brother and sister discussing their father and his new young bride and her pregnancy. The conversation started in muted whispers however, it didn't take long until their voices got...
Rank this Week: 1316

Men's Family Law

Men's Family Law

Focuses on men and the legal issues that they must face as fathers and husbands. By David Pisarra.

http://mensfamilylaw.com/?cat=5
  • Mar 5

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!

    How To Be A Great Dad – Tip # 1 – Do This!
    If you’re sharing custody of a child, it’s a brutally hard thing to do. If you’ve had to fight for your rights to see your son or daughter, the battles can be long and frustrating. But here’s an activity you can do,…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?

    Podcast – Men’s Family Law – How Does Substance Abuse Effect Child Custody Cases?
    Men’s Family Law – Nationally recognized Father’s Rights expert David Pisarra discusses substance abuse and how it will effect a child custody case, how hard it is to prove and what you can do to protect yourself. If you…
  • Mar 1

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid

    3 Immediate Survival Tips for Dads Scared About Losing Their Kid
    You’re faced with LOSING your kids.  You’re SCARED and  don’t know what to do.  You don’t know how to PROTECT YOURSELF. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST NOW. It gives you ACTIONABLE STEPS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS…
Rank this Week: 1477

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

San Diego Injury Lawyer Blog

By Jurewitz Law Group.

http://www.sandiegoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?

    What are My Employer’s Duties Regarding Workplace Safety?
    In California, workplace safety in most places of employment is regulated by Cal/OSHA, the government agency responsible for enforcing health and safety regulations. When Cal/OSHA regulations are violated, workers can file reports with the…
  • Sep 30

    October is National Spinal Health Month

    October is National Spinal Health Month
    October is National Spinal Health Month, offering Californians of all ages the chance to learn more about how to protect themselves from spinal cord injuries and keep a healthy spine. Back and spine injuries are among the catastrophic…
  • Sep 9

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month

    NHTSA Extends “Smart Car” Testing Another Six Month
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently extended a testing program for self-driving cars. The program was initiated in August 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the collection of data on the safety of these vehicles…
Rank this Week: 1398

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    New Blog Location

    New Blog Location
    Moving forward the new Mediation Matters blog articles will be posted to my own website.  You will be able to find all of the archived blogs and new blog articles at the following URL: http://www.stevemehta.com/blog Thank you!
  • Mar 20

    Your “Likes” Can Reveal Your Personality

    Your “Likes” Can Reveal Your Personality
    Recently, I have been conducting some research on what items surrounding a person say about that person’s personality and then I was delighted to see a fascinating study on a related issue addressing people’s likes from Facebook.…
  • Mar 19

    My final offer is a very Precise and Exact number.

    My final offer is a very Precise and Exact number.
    Here is a brief article in the Boston Globe regarding making and responding to offers.  Many litigators consider this approach to be a sound negotiating strategy. Now there is some science to support it. “NEXT TIME YOU find…
Rank this Week: 1242

Workplace Investigations Blog

Workplace Investigations Blog

Covers conducting workplace investigations involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, and other types of employee misconduct. By Debra L. Reilly.

http://www.workplaceinvestigationsblog.com/
  • May 23

    Public Sector Investigation Training

    Public Sector Investigation Training
    I will be speaking on "Public Sector Investigations" on June 4, 2013 (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Location:  Weintraub Tobin ♦ 400 Capitol Mall 11th Floor ♦ Sacramento CACo-Presenters:  Kelli Kennaday and Donna Peter 3 hours…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the training…
  • Oct 19

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim

    Internal Investigator Training in San Diego for Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claim
    I am once again offering training to human resources professionals, attorneys, and private investigators on how to conduct legally defensible harassment, discrimination, and retaliation investigations in the workplace.  Although the…
Rank this Week: 1355

San Francisco Mediation: A Better…

San Francisco Mediation: A Better Solution

Explores mediation as a better solution for resolving any type of dispute. By Paula M. Lawhon.

http://sfmediation.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator

    ADRNC Salute to Bay Area Mediator
    I recently had the pleasure of working with the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California (ADRNC) in creating their Public Service Announcement called "The Salute to Bay Area Mediators." This Public Service…
  • Feb 22

    More Posts Coming Soon in 2013.....

    More Posts Coming Soon in 2013.....
    After a bit of a hiatus in my blogging endeavors, I've decided to start posting more articles again. Of course, since mediation is a confidential process, much of what happens in my daily work life, (although very interesting!), cannot be…
  • Oct 12

    Support for Men in Divorce

    Support for Men in Divorce
    A while back, I posted a link to a support group which focuses on helping women through the difficult transition of divorce or separation (although they also work with men). This is my belated follow up link for a support group which focuses…
Rank this Week: 1376

Northern District of California…

Northern District of California Blog

Covers court orders in primarily civil cases from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. By Michael O'Brien.

http://www.ndcalblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will

    Question 5 - The Angry Decedent Strikes Again Will
    This question I would rate as a fastball.  There are a lot of issues to fly through, but they are the same issues tested in virtually every Wills question since 1980.  If you studied the California Probate Code (CPC) you probably did fine.…
  • Oct 7

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam

    Question 3: Can I get a witness? (California Evidence) California Bar Exam
    This is the first of three criminal questions on this test, the most in recent memory since criminal subjects are rarely tested compared to torts and constitutional law.  This question is probably to calibrate the testing group…
  • Oct 7

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)

    Question Four: Who wants to be a Dental Hygienist (Contracts, Remedies)
    Question Four is a pretty standard contracts and remedies question.  I score this one as a curveball because you have to untangle the contract mess in order to get to the remedies question.  I provided a pair of pretty good strategies for…
Rank this Week: 1280

Los Angeles Patent Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Patent Attorney Blog

Published by Mandour & Associates APC

http://www.losangelespatentattorney.pro/
  • Sep 3

    Apple Brings Samsung Galaxy S III, Other Products Into Patent War

    Apple Brings Samsung Galaxy S III, Other Products Into Patent War
    Los Angeles - Apple Inc. filed an amended complaint against Samsung Electronics Co.
  • Aug 29

    Google Nets Major Video Object Recognition Patent

    Google Nets Major Video Object Recognition Patent
    Los Angeles - Google Inc. was issued a patent on Tuesday covering technology allowing for automatic recognition of large objects in videos without any need for a user's assistance, pointing the way to possible new online video applications on…
  • Aug 27

    Federal Circuit Upholds $100M Verizon Video On Demand Patent Damage

    Federal Circuit Upholds $100M Verizon Video On Demand Patent Damage
    Los Angeles - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday issued a mixed ruling upholding a $100 million damage award against Verizon Communications Inc. in a patent dispute with ActiveVideo Networks Inc. over video on demand…
Rank this Week: 1516

California Consumer & Bankruptcy…

California Consumer & Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers mortgages, foreclosures and bankruptcy. By the Law Office of Linda C. Garrett.

http://www.solanocountyconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Self Employed and Denied a MHA HAMP Loan?

    Self Employed and Denied a MHA HAMP Loan?
    As most of us know by now, while it may appear easy to apply for a loan modification under the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), it's not so easy to get approved
  • Jun 1

    Can Two Creditors Garnish Up to 50% of Your Take-Home Pay?

    Can Two Creditors Garnish Up to 50% of Your Take-Home Pay?
    Usually, when a person is sued by a creditor or is served with a garnishment order, a debtor/employee's first recourse is to contact a bankruptcy attorney, requesting that the attorney file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition on…
  • May 25

    Top 11 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Applying for a MHA HAMP Loan Modification

    Top 11 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Applying for a MHA HAMP Loan Modification
    Even now, three years after the Obama Administration introduced the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) in February 2009 and the first program under the MHA intended to prevent foreclosure, the Home Affordable Modification Program (MHA HAMP)…
Rank this Week: 1494

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Sep 18

    California’s Three Strikes Law

    California’s Three Strikes Law
    If you are a California resident you likely know something about the state’s “Three Strikes Law” given the fact that the law has garnered national attention since it was originally enacted back in 1994. The intended purpose…
  • Sep 16

    What Are Minimum Mandatory Sentences?

    What Are Minimum Mandatory Sentences?
    If you are charged with a criminal offense in the State of California you will face a number of potential penalties if convicted of the offense. The exact penalties, both judicial and non-judicial, you face will depend on a number of factors.…
  • Sep 12

    Free Report: Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California

    Free Report: Appealing a Criminal Conviction in California
    The goal of the defendant in any criminal prosecution is to be exonerated of all charges, either through a dismissal of the charges or through a “not guilty” verdict at trial. Failing to achieve that goal, however, does not mean…
Rank this Week: 2286

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Expenses?

    Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Expenses?
    Nursing home expenses are a very big cause of concern within the elder care community. The post Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Expenses? appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
  • Sep 17

    Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing Home (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing Home (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    There are so many misconceptions surrounding Medi-Cal with respect to financial gifts, that we thought we would address some of the more frequently asked questions The post Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing…
  • Sep 16

    Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will?

    Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will?
    If you had a last will, you would need incapacity documents as well. However, you don't necessarily have to use a last will to facilitate asset transfers to your loved ones. The post Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will? appeared…
Rank this Week: 1624

Orange County Employment Lawyers…

Orange County Employment Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law. By Nassiri Law.

http://www.orangecountyemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Police Brutality and Race Discrimination in Officer Hiring

    Police Brutality and Race Discrimination in Officer Hiring
    After the recent events in Ferguson, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are being forced to examine internal practices and policies that may be prejudicial. Discrimination in officer hiring could play into police brutality,…
  • Sep 15

    EEOC Sues Tech Company for Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Tech Company for Pregnancy Discrimination
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidelines for employers to prevent pregnancy discrimination. According to the agency, pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise and lawsuits continue to be filed against…
  • Sep 13

    Anheuser-Busch Drivers File Class Action for Wage and Hour Violation

    Anheuser-Busch Drivers File Class Action for Wage and Hour Violation
    Some job descriptions are more complicated when it comes to wage and hour law; however, every company is responsible for ensuring compliance. In a recent case, truck drivers who worked for Anheuser-Busch are filing a lawsuit alleging that the…
Rank this Week: 1762

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2100

Trademark Blog of the Trademark…

Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer's Mind

Discusses issues in intellectual property law and litigation. By Michael Cohen.

http://patentlawip.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Food Invention Reality Show

    Food Invention Reality Show
    Eyeworks TV, the producers behind Extreme Weight Loss on ABC and Bar Rescue on Spike, THIS WEEK ONLY, is holding an audition in Redondo Beach for entrepreneurs with food related inventions for a new…
  • Aug 26

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie

    No Copyright Protection for Iconic Monkey Selfie
    In 2011, wildlife photographer David Slater set up a camera on Sulawesi, a small island in Indonesia.  Mr. Slater received an unanticipated gift, a monkey picked up his camera and took hundreds of pictures, including self portraits or…
  • Jul 8

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL

    LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM WONDERFUL
    For anyone in the food and beverage industry or involved in business marketing, Michael Cohen will be moderating a seminar on July 14, 2014 at 1PM entitled LANHAM ACT: ISSUES AFTER LEXMARK AND POM…
Rank this Week: 2239

California Land Use Blog

California Land Use Blog

Covers land use law for developers, owners and businesses. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://landuselaw.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 16

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision

    California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decision
    By Scott Castro California Oil and Gas Update: In-depth look at the California BLM's fracking decisionOil and gas lease sales on public lands set to resume in 2015 based upon independent fracking report On August 28, 2014 the California…
  • Aug 26

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto

    CEQA: Labor unions take on solar power in Adelanto
    The unions are taking on solar power once again, with CEQA as their weapon of choice. What their motive is may be a different issue. As we have mentioned before in this space, it is a good idea to keep track of CEQA petitions being filed,…
  • Aug 22

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact

    CEQA: Court of Appeal supports standard of significance for greenhouse gas impact
    By Robert I. McMurry A new Court of Appeal case, San Francisco Tomorrow v. City and County of San Francisco, 214 Cal App Lexis 735 lends support to A.B. 32 as a standard of significance for GHG impacts and to the use of an air district…
Rank this Week: 1716

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Sep 16

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial

    Infringement reversed based on court’s new language after jury trial
    In litigation, a court construes the requirements of a patent claim and instructs the jury on what the claims require for infringement. The jury must follow these instructions to decide if the defendant has infringed the patent claims at…
  • Sep 4

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement

    SCOTUS reduces liability for indirect patent infringement
    The scope of patent protection of a patent is defined by the claims.  Ideally, the claims should be written in a variety of ways so that different entities along the distribution channel can be identified as direct infringers. …
  • Aug 28

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll

    Courts encourage clarity at USPTO to combat patent troll
    Recently, there has been a push for clarity in patents because non-practicing entities and patent trolls have been accused of taking patents with ambiguous claim terms and construing those ambiguous terms to cover things beyond what is…
Rank this Week: 1560

Fair Employment Legal Update

Fair Employment Legal Update

By Khorrami, LLP.

http://fairemploymentlegalupdate.com/
  • Sep 16

    Costco Sued For Creating Sexual Hostile Work Environment

    Costco Sued For Creating Sexual Hostile Work Environment
    In a recent lawsuit, Costco, the multibillion dollar global retailer that boasts about its “friendly and supportive work environment,” has failed to live up to its own standards. On August 25, 2014, the Equal Employment…
  • Sep 10

    Victoria’s Secret Faces $37 Million Lawsuit for Skimping on Wage

    Victoria’s Secret Faces $37 Million Lawsuit for Skimping on Wage
    On July 9, 2014, Mayra Casas filed a class action against former employer, Victoria’s Secret, in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The case has since been moved to the United States District Court for the Central District of…
  • Aug 21

    Lawsuits over Athlete Pay Filed in California

    Lawsuits over Athlete Pay Filed in California
    Two separate lawsuits recently filed in California are shedding light on the seemingly rampant wage and hour abuses taking place under the surface in professional sports. One such lawsuit alleges athletes in the Legends Football League have…
Rank this Week: 2122